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Meet the Media: Dustin Walsh, Senior Reporter at Crain’s Detroit Business

Posted Apr. 12th 2016

What types of story ideas are at the top of your radar? It’s election season. That means taking a look at the broad policy issues, and candidates’ platforms, and disseminating what that means to the local economy. Right now, there are a lot of conversations around free trade agreements, immigration, etc. That said, my beats […]

Meet the Media: Tom Murphy, Senior Editor at WardsAuto

Posted Apr. 5th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? As an editorial staff, we are near the end of evaluating 47 vehicles for the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition. It’s not just a matter of, ‘Oh I like these seats’ or ‘these cupholders are awful.’ We figuratively tear apart all the vehicles, scoring them […]

The Top 8 Tips for CEOs on International Media Interviews

Posted Apr. 1st 2016

There are eight ways CEOs can help ensure their media interviews have the best possible outcome when dealing with North American and European journalists, according to study results shared by Bianchi Public Relations and its partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN — (http://bit.ly/18DOK4t). 1) Know what the media have been saying about […]

How to Find the Best Automotive PR Firm for Your Company

Posted Mar. 22nd 2016

Google the term “automotive PR firm” and you’ll get more than 9.3 million results. Yikes. And what’s worse, those listed on the first pages of the search results may be there because they are great at search engine optimization, but not necessarily because they have significant automotive supplier expertise or knowledge. To help you wade […]

The ‘Average’ Auto Supplier, Socially

Posted Mar. 4th 2016

Our recent Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits™ 2.0 (SMaASH™ 2.0) study of the top 25 North American automotive OEM suppliers showed that suppliers have stepped up their social media game in the past year. Among the highlights: • More suppliers are embracing social media – The most popular social media channels where leading auto […]

Most Auto Suppliers’ Social Media Posts Fail to Be Interactive

Posted Feb. 12th 2016

Most auto suppliers claim that audience engagement and connection are the immediate goals for their social media posts. Beyond that, they want to increase awareness, improve brand reputation and ultimately drive conversion or sales. And they go to great lengths to measure engagement – counting likes, follows, favorites, shares, retweets, reach, clicks and other metrics. […]

Top Social Media & PR Blog Posts of 2015

Posted Dec. 30th 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back at the top six posts on the Bianchi Biz Blog that generated the most views and attention. Three of the posts were related to the PRGN survey of how journalists in Europe and North America prepare for CEO media interviews, two were related to our study […]

Are Your CEO’s Social Media Channels Helping or Hurting Media Interviews?

Posted Dec. 11th 2015

Your CEO’s social media posts may have a huge impact on the outcome of the CEO’s next media interview, according to study results from our partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN — (http://bit.ly/18DOK4t). Which social media platforms journalists will research … how much these channels are used by journalists, can vary significantly, […]

Too Many Professional Service Social Media Posts are Self-centered

Posted Dec. 4th 2015

Are your followers and fans asking: “What’s in it for me?” Social media experts stress that at least 75 percent of posts a company makes on its social media platforms should be something that its audience finds valuable. The problem is, what the company thinks is valuable and what the audience thinks is valuable often […]

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